Ho Chi Minh City is one of the hottest travel destinations in 2022, thanks to its rich history and vibrant dining and arts scenes. Not sure where to stay? Here are some of the best boutique hotels in Saigon.

The Reverie Saigon

Unapologetic opulence abounds at The Reverie Saigon, which is the one and only member property of The Leading Hotels of the World in all of Vietnam.

Think custom Italian finishings and extravagant textiles, creating interiors that are only rivalled by the property's incredible city views—after all, the hotel occupies the top floors of the landmark Times Square Building, 

 

An Lam Retreats Saigon

We love a hotel that feels like a resort but that still provides access to inner-city action, and that's why An Lam Retreats makes the cut. 

Situated on a former private residence on the banks of Saigon River, An Lam Retreats has just 38 suites spread across seven tranquil garden villas. We particularly love the River View Villas, which come with a private pool. But not to fret if you can't bag one of those, the hotel's large central pool is surrounded by vibrant tropical gardens, wooden loungers and hanging lanterns. 

It's just a 30 minute drive from the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, or—if, like us here at Tatler, you like to make an entrance—you could take the hotel’s speedboat, which will get you there in just 25 minutes. 

Mai House Saigon Hotel

This family-run hotel sits in the heart of District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City, within a 10-minute walk of War Remnants Museum and Independence Palace. Its decor is classic but contemporary, with crisp neutral tones and natural oak wood finishings.  

Throughout the hotel are subtle but seductive tributes to the city's history. From its eclectic collection of artworks by local artists, to Mai House Saigon’s Thom Tea Lounge, which pays homage to the traditional tea culture of Vietnam.

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Hôtel des Arts Saigon

This boutique hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City takes cues from the city's bygone era, with art deco design elements and tastefully curated antiques and artworks. It boasts 138 spacious guest rooms, but the Sky Executive Deluxe Rooms have the best views through floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Be sure to make a reservation at the upscale Social Club, helmed by chef Egidio Latorraca. Located on the 23rd floor and designed by Japanese firm Super Potato, the restaurant is open for dinner only and serves serves exceptional seasonal cuisine. 

The rooftop bar and infinity pool at Hôtel des Arts Saigon is one of the best places in Ho Chi Minh City to enjoy drinks at sunset, or any time of day really. 

The Myst Dong Khoi

The Myst Dong Khoi is a chic boutique hotel in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, just 10 minutes walk from the buzzing bars and restaurants that surround Saigon Square. It's no wonder it's a favourite among stylish young travellers.

Housed in a modernist tower, The Myst Dong Khoi doesn't hold back when it comes to details—from its explosion of leafy plants to its eclectic curation of objets d'art, and the lattice detailing that cover the building's facade. 

Request one of the rooms that come with a jacuzzi on the balcony, and set aside a day to enjoy its rooftop pool dotted with  cabanas for a lazy day in the warm Saigon sun. 

Tatler Tip: Breakfast here is excellent, and totally worth waking up for. 

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